Mezzo-soprano, Tara Curtis, is quickly establishing herself as an ” impressively full-voiced, dramatic” singer and her “keen, bright mezzo, darkened with raw edges” has been hailed as “a natural fit for Verdi.” This fall, she will join Palm Beach Opera’s Young Artist Program, covering the role of Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, singing the role of Giovanna and covering the role of Maddalena in Rigoletto and singing the role of Kate while covering/singing the family performance of Ruth in Pirates of Penzance. This summer, she returned to San Francisco as a member of the Merola Opera Program, where she sang scenes as Baba the Turk in The Rake’s Progress and La Prieure in Dialogues des Carmelites. This past winter, she was a member of the Studio Artist program at Sarasota Opera, where she covered the role of Amneris in Aida and sang the role of Imelda in La Battaglia di Legnano.
Role highlights include Lucretia in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, Cornelia in Handel’s Giulio Cesare, Zita in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Mrs. Herring in Britten’s Albert Herring, Mother Marie in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites, Third Lady in Mozart’s Magic Flute, Inez in Verdi’s Il Trovatore and Berta in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia. She has been the mezzo-soprano soloist in many concert performances including Verdi’s Requeim, Beethoven’s Mass in C Major and Choral Fantasie, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Stabat Mater, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Bach’s Mass in B Minor and Vivaldi’s Magnificat.
SPO is happy to welcome Tara to its stage.